Robin Williams genie takes a bow in World of Warcraft
Blizzard's "World of Warcraft" tribute to the late comedian is starting to take shape, with players of an upcoming expansion interacting with a certain genie-in-a-bottle.
A user on World of Warcraft fan site Wowhead got a fun little surprise Thursday when he rubbed an object called the "The Ever-Burning Lamp" in the beta version of the Warlords of Draenor expansion pack.
A non-playable character (NPC) named Robin enacted one of the funnier lines from the Disney film "Aladdin," screaming "Infinite Cosmic Power" as he emerged, then saying "itty bitty living space" as he's crammed back inside. As you might have guessed, the NPC was channeling late actor and comedian Robin Williams.
Days after Williams' death in August, Blizzard Entertainment announced on Twitter that players would "see him in-game." Williams was a big fan of video games, including World of Warcraft. Now it appears that planned tribute is starting to take shape.
This is likely just one of a few in-game tributes to Williams. Wowhead has also found a version of Robin dressed in overalls like his character Mork from "Mork and Mindy," and there's also a female Robin NPC that looks like Mrs. Doubtfire. The Warlords of Draenor expansion will be released on November 13, so we'll know more about Blizzard's Williams tributes at that time.
(Via The Verge)